La República Dominicana es el país que ocupa algo más de los dos tercios orientales de La Española, isla del Archipiélago de las Antillas. Limita al Norte con el Océano Atlántico, al Sur con el Mar Caribe o de las Antillas, al Este con el Canal de la Mona, que la separa de Puerto Rico, y al Oeste con la República de Haití. Tiene una superficie territorial de 48,670 km² y una población de más de 9 millones de habitantes. La sede de gobierno y capital del país es Santo Domingo.
The Dominican Republic is a country located on the eastern five-eighths of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, bordering ► Haiti. Hispaniola is the second-largest of the Greater Antilles islands, and lies west of ► Puerto Rico and east of ► Cuba and ► Jamaica. Dominicans sometimes refer to their country as Quisqueya, a name for Hispaniola used by indigenous Taíno people meaning "high land", referring to the highest portion of the hisponiola island. The Dominican Republic is not to be confused with Dominica, another Caribbean country.
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